The Billiard Congress of America sanctions billiards tournaments throughout the United States. The BCA’s home office is in Iowa City, Iowa. R. A. Dyer is a contributor to the nation’s premier pool magazine, Billiards Digest. He is currently a statehouse reporter for the Fort Worth Star-Telegraph and, before that, he was a reporter for The Houston Chronicle, where he was nominated for a Pulitzer prize. Mr. Dyer is also the author of Hustler Days. He lives in Austin, Texas.